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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Google Adds World Heritage Sites to Street View

Yesterday, Google announced the addition of Street View imagery of popular tourist destinations in the US and the UK. Today, Google has announced more additions to its Street View imagery. Google has added Street View imagery of nineteen UNESCO World Heritage sites around Europe. Some of these sites include the Palace of Versailles, Stonehenge, and the historic center of Prague. To learn more, watch the following video.


Applications for Education
As I mentioned yesterday, Street View imagery can be a great resource for students to use to create their own virtual tours of places and regions. Google Maps are also great for students to go on virtual tours of places that they might not have a chance to visit in person.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Geography and Science Lesson Plans Using Google Earth
Google Maps for More Than Social Studies
Create a National Parks Virtual Tour